Exanthema Ex`an*the"ma, n.; pl. {Exanthemata}. [L., fr. Gr.?, fr.? to burst forth as flowers, break out, as ulcers; ?, ?, out + 'anqei^n to bloom, 'a`nqos flower: cf. F. exanth[`e]me.] (Med.) An efflorescence or discoloration of the skin; an eruption or breaking out, as in measles, smallpox, scarlatina, and the like diseases; -- sometimes limited to eruptions attended with fever. --Dunglison.

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